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Learning & Service

The Office of Community Engaged Learning & Service is a one-stop shop for resources related to connecting students, courses, and faculty scholarship to the community. Community Engaged Learning (CEL) is an instructional strategy that refers to community activities that are integrated with course content to provide enriching, experiential learning opportunities that address the public good. 

At Drake, we recognize that CEL extends beyond traditional service-learning and may include a field experience, practicum, internship, capstone, research project, clinical, co-op, or co-curricular activity. The experience may be a direct service/activity, or research, or other off-site work that benefits a community partner. See Our Philosophy for specific definitions of service-learning, community engagement, etc.

Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the Office of Community Engaged Learning is to develop and encourage changemakers who know themselves, understand the complexities of the world they live in, and take creative action to solve problems. 

Contact Us

Renee Sedlacek, Director, or 515-271-2454

Amanda Martin, Assistant Director, or 515-271-2767

Jazlin Coley, Service Coordinator for Equity and Inclusion, 

Visit Us

We are located at the 25th Street Center with Drake International (1213 25th St, next to the old Varsity Theater).

Follow Us

We are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DrakeService and use #DrakeServes

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